HBO releases character posters for House of the Dragon

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Have you been as starved for Westerosi content as a dragon chained in the Meereenese catacombs? Well suffer no longer. HBO has just released character posters of the House of the Dragon cast to get us [even more] hyped for the show.

The first poster tweeted on House of the Dragon’s official Twitter account is of Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, the eldest child of Viserys I.

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Fittingly enough the next poster to follow Rhaenyra’s was of Daemon “Prince of the City” Targaryen came next. My campaign Matt Smith stan campaign has never been stronger.

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Next we got a great look at Paddy Considine as Visery I Targaryen, whose contentious choice of heir kicks off the whole dance of dragons debacle (spoilers?)

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After Viserys we finally get a poster of one of the “Greens,” Otto Hightower, played by Rhys Ifans.

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The poster of Olivia Cooke resplendent in green as Alicent Hightower came next.

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Yes! The character poster I was most excited for after Daemon: Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Snake.

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The tragically monikered Queen Who Never Was, Rhaenys Valaryon.

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Our first non-dragon-oriented character, Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), nonetheless gets his own fiery poster.

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As does Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno) aka Lady Misery aka mistress of whispers (and also, like, maybe confidante to Daemon Targaryen … whatever).

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Earlier today, House of the Dragon also tweeted a screen cap from an episode of the show. It’s a bit of an odd choice to tweet a screen cap rather than a set photo, but it gives us a tantalizing look at Rhaenyra standing over a map of Westeros while four figures (one of whom looks like Rhaenys; the other three I couldn’t make out) walk away.

I’d like to point out that the map is designed to resemble cooling magma and that’s metal as hell.

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5 Comments

  1. Ooh, Otto and Alicent look fire (hahahaha….sigh.) Love the map!!! And Matt Smith seems to have transported from LoTR elf. Love the poster style.

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  2. I’m still not entirely sure about some of the casting choices but certainly feeling willing to give this show a fair shot.

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  3. Criston Cole looks so handsome though. I mean I don’t like the Ser Cole but he is seriously handsome. Would bang 10 outta 10. I wish Ry were here so we can childishly comment on the bangability of characters…

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  4. TormundsWoman,

    Childish or just plain gross? Imagine a guy writing a post about how he would instantly bang AlicentHightower/Olivia Cooke because she’s seriously pretty? Seems to me like an instant ban from the website waiting to happen – or at least quite some backlash from users stating how that is degrading towards the actress.

    This isn’t an attack on you, this is more me wondering what’s socially acceptable these days.

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